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Jul 1, 2010 - Mt. Kinabalu

1st July  Mt kinabalu national park up early or our last morning cruise. The smell of the outdoors realy stood out today. We just missed seeing a crocodile but did go down a different section of the river to find a tree branch forming a bridge over the river and another pack of monkeys crossing it. There were babies in the tree right next to my head and one looked as of it was seriously going to jump to the boat at one point. They were all crossing the branch bridge then leaping into the trees. We watched them play for at least 20mins...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Borneo pt 1... Mount Kinabalu

Hi all, There was no internet where I stayed for the majority of my time in Borneo so only getting chance update this now - I'm going to do each day seperately as I moved around the country a lot, but I promise they won't be long ones... I arrived in Kota Kinabalu late on the 22ns and the following morning was picked up by my guide Akim. We drove the couple of hours to Kinabalu National Park - the home of Mount Kinabalu. At 4km high it takes 2 days to climb (although those that take part in the race do it in a couple of hours). Needless to...

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Nov 23, 2009 - Mt Kinabalu

We got up early as we still weren't sure where to get a ride to the Kinabalu national park entrance. We decided to take a taxi which was a bit on the expensive side but at least we were going to get there. It takes about 2 hours to get from KK to Mt Kinabalu Park head quarters where you're suppose to register in an get your guide. Any way we get there and in our taxi drivers enthusiasm he drives past the park head quarters down to the actually entrance to the hike. We wondered around there aimlessly realising we were missing a guide and...

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Sabah 2009

Aug 12, 2009 - Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 2

Man, I’m comatose this evening! I am writing this from the outdoor common area at the Sepilok B&B in Sepilok, a small town outside of the Malaysian city of Sandakan home to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center, a nature reserve and rehabilitation center for orangutans. I’ve had some long days on my nearly 9 month trip, but this matches any of those days to date. We have been going virtually non-stop since shortly before 2 this morning! We began our trek to Low’s Peak, the summit of Mount Kinabalu, at around 3 a.m., among the last to join what...

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Break From the Law

Aug 11, 2009 - Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 1

It is around 4 in the afternoon, and Vikki and I are drinking coffee in the restaurant at Laban Rata, the mountain hut complex where we will be staying this evening before we make a go for the top of Mount Kinabalu to watch the sunrise there early tomorrow. Today we finished the first day of our 2 day trek up Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s first UN World Heritage Site located in Kinabalu National Park here in Sabah. At 4095 meters (13,345 feet), Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea. We got an early...

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Break From the Law

Feb 12, 2009 - Kinabalu National Park

Ascertaining exactly when the bus to Kinabalu National Park was to leave the next day was something of a difficult process... let me relate the conversation I had with the somewhat stoned guy looking after bus bookings: Bus guy: You go to Mount Kinabalu? Me: Yes, tomorrow, how much? Bus guy: 15RM. Me: What time does the bus go? Bus guy: 7 o'clock. Me: Okay, 7 o'clock, what other times? Bus guy: *blank look* Me: Okay so 7 o'clock, also 8 o'clock, 9 o'clock? *tapping my watch and making various hand movements* Bus guy: No. Maybe 8.30. Me:...

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Kirsti's Odyssey

Nov 15, 2008 - The really wild show

We had an early arrival into Hong Kong in a torrential downpour. Unable to check in until 12pm, we did what was necessary following a hangover day and an overnight flight and got a fry-up in an Irish pub. It cost us almost the same as our hostel but it was sooooo worth it. Stayed in a tiny room in a tiny hostel in the Chung King Mansions - which is far from a mansion as you might imagine it - but I guess you get what you pay for. We spent the afternoon wandering around Kowloon and later watched the light show across the water on Hong Kong...

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